Bill Nyenhuis

Bill Nyenhuis, age 64 of Rock Rapids, IA died on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, with Reverend Cliff Hoekstra officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery in Rock Rapids.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 14th from 2 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Rock Rapids.

The Jurrens Funeral Home of Rock Rapids is in charge of the services for 64-year old Bill Nyenhuis of Rock Rapids.

Online expressions of sympathy may be left at

Jeanette Bosch

Jeanette S. Bosch, age 89, of Orange City and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Long Term Care in Orange City, Iowa.

Her services will be Monday, May 13, 2013 at 10:00am at Bethel Reformed Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Rev. Troy Van Beek & Mary Block ~ officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 12, 2013 after 4:00pm with the family present from 4:00 – 6:00pm at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family which will be dispersed to  Long Term Care, Bethel Reformed Church and Hospice. Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa.

Jeanette Sophie Bosch, the daughter of Ike and Elizabeth (Vander Veen) Bosma was born May 3, 1924 in Ashton, Iowa. She received her education in the Sanborn Christian School; a country school near Hospers and Hospers Christian School. Jeanette worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” while Andrew was in the service. She was united in marriage to Andrew Bosch Jr., on August 2, 1946; they made their home in Sheldon, IA. Jeanette was a homemaker, a mother and worked for Sheldon Drapery for a while. In the spring of 1948 they moved to the family farm near Hospers and farmed for 35 years before they retired and moved to Sheldon. In 2009, Andrew and Jeanette moved to Long Term Care in Orange City, IA. Andrew preceded her in death on September 2, 2011 in Orange City.

     Jeanette was a member of the American Reformed Church in Primghar and after moving to Sheldon, she became a member of Bethel Reformed Church and of the churches ladies circle. She was also a member of the Sheldon American Legion Auxiliary #145. She had a large garden and canned almost everything she harvested. She loved to do knitting and crocheting and made many beautiful gifts. She was everything from a 4-H leader, a member of the Primghar church choir and participated in many Bible studies. She enjoyed volunteering her time at the Village Market in Sheldon.

    After a wonderful and accomplished life, Jeanette S. Bosch, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013, reaching the age 89 years and 6 days. She is survived by her 3 daughters and husbands, LaDonna Jean and Wesley Jarnagin of Altoona, Iowa; Andrea Jane and Steve Bierman of Marcus, Iowa and Ivonne Beth and Darin Lake of Meridan, Idaho; 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and many other relatives and friends.

      Those she joins in heaven are her husband, Andrew Bosch Jr., her parents, a daughter, Barbara Ann Bosch in 1956: a great granddaughter, Jenna Beth Toulouse: 6 sisters, 2 brothers and 4 brother-in-laws.

John Dopp

53-year old Mr. John Dopp of Lake Park passed away Monday May 6th at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Friday morning, May 10th, at 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Lake Park, with burial at the Union Cemetery in Harris.

Visitation will begin after 4:00 pm Thursday, with the family present from 4:00 – 6:00 pm, at the Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Lake Park.

The Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Lake Park is in charge of the arrangements.

Joan Van Rooyen

Joan Van Rooyen, age 83 of Sheldon, IA, passed away at Sanford Sheldon Medical Center in Sheldon, IA on Sunday, May 5, 2013.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 1:00 p.m. at the First Reformed Church in Sanborn, IA.  Rev. Gary Hegstad will be officiating.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, May 8th at the Sanborn Funeral Home Chapel in Sanborn from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening.  Burial will be held at West Lawn Cemetery in Orange City, IA.

The Sanborn Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for 83 year-old Joan Van Rooyen of Sheldon.

Martin F. Kruse

Martin F. Kruse, age 89 of George, IA died Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society at George, IA.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 6th at Hope Reformed Church at George, IA with Rev. David Poppen and Rev. David Vander Laan. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery at George.

Visitation will be Sunday, May 5th from 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Jurrens Funeral Home of George.

Jackie Minten

Jackie Minten, 91 years old, of Alton, IA, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, At Orange City Area Health Systems Hospital in Orange City, IA.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton with Rev. Terry Roder and Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Alton.

Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. on Monday, May 6, 2013. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m. & a vigil prayer service at 7 p.m., all at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alton.

Services have been entrusted to Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Condolences may be sent online to

Jackie was born Nov. 16, 1922, at Orange City, IA, the daughter of Henry & Gertrude (Timmer) Den Hartog. She was raised and educated in Orange City. She attended Orange City Christian School and Orange City Public School graduating in 1940.

On Nov. 28, 1940 she married Robert Minten at Sioux City, IA. The couple then made their home in Alton. In 1948 they moved to a farm south of Alton. They moved back into Alton in 1972 and continued farming for several years. Robert died Dec. 7, 2001.

Jackie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Rosary Society and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. During her life she was an avid bowler and golfer. She loved to read and work in the library. She was a very talented artist and loved to do arts and crafts of al kinds. Her goal in life was always to help other people. She was a very special person and will be very deeply missed.

Survivors include: her two sons, Darrell (Marilyn) Minten of Reno, NV, Ron (Joann) Minten of Alton; five daughters, Sherron (Richard) Kriege of Skiatook, OK, Bev (Larry) Hanno of LeMars, IA, Marilyn Nunn of Alton, IA, Barb (Mark) Noteboom of Orange City, IA, Dawn (Dave) Welch of North Sioux City, SD; 15 grandchildren, 25 Great-grandchildren;

Preceded by: her parents, all of her siblings and all of her in Laws.